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Burkina Faso: New Massacres by Islamist Armed Groups

Expand A camp for internally displaced people in Pissila, Burkina Faso, where many people fled following attacks in Rofénèga carried out by Islamist armed groups, January 24, 2020. © 2020 Reuters/Anne Mimault (Nairobi) – Suspected Islamist armed groups in Burkina Faso killed at least 90 civilians in 3 attacks on villages in late January 2020 that forced thousands to flee, Human Rights Watch said today. The attacks, between January 17 and 25, accelerated government plans to create a new militia force, raising concerns of future abuses. The killings in Rofénèga, Nagraogo, and Silgadji villages…

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